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Valeria Lassiter Appointed Chair of the NEA Foundation Board of Directors

October 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2021) – The NEA Foundation welcomes Valeria Lassiter as the new chair of its Board of Directors. Lassiter is the founder and CEO of Lassiter & Associates a management consulting firm providing mission-driven organizations with smart strategic planning, stakeholder communications, fundraising, tailored coaching, and creative training solutions. She has served on […]

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Foundation Voices

To the GLF Class of 2022: Welcome to the Family!

September 22, 2021

Moments before leaving the house, I discovered a six-inch tear in my suitcase. I frantically scrambled to find another suitcase, then rushed to the airport to board a flight that would take me to South Africa, a dream I have had for decades. Breathing easier aboard my flight, I sat on the plane reflecting on […]

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Foundation Voices

Reset and Replenish: A Note to Educators Headed Back to School

August 30, 2021

If you are like me, you are fresh out of crayons, markers, erasers, pencils, and paper, but no worries, you have time to replenish not only your classroom shelves but your spiritual, mental, and physical selves as well. How do you find the will, the way, and the wisdom to replenish all that has been […]

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Educators Honored for Teaching Excellence and Resilience During Pandemic School Year

August 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2021) – The NEA Foundation today announced that 46 public school educators from across the country will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. The educators will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s 2022 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on February 11, 2022. The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence […]

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